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Legal challenge threat over Shepton Mallet ward closure

2nd November 2017

Health campaigners are trying to raise money to mount a legal challenge to the closure of community hospital’s inpatient ward. … Read more

Trust board backs chief nurse over ‘unpopular’ ward closures

24th October 2017

A nursing director has warned his trust that more wards may have to close due to a shortage of registered … Read more

Babies missing out on basic checks as number of health visitors plunges

18th October 2017

Babies are missing out on basic checks as a result of plunging numbers of health visitors, Labour has claimed. New … Read more

NHS straining at the seams year before 70th birthday, finds regulator

10th October 2017

The NHS is in danger of a sharp decline in its services around its 70th birthday next year, with the risk of … Read more

Practice closes after losing half of its GP partners

24th August 2017

A practice in Doncaster has announced plans to close one of its branch surgeries ‘as early as possible’ when the … Read more

A third of GP trainees do not intend to work in NHS after qualifying

17th August 2017

GP leaders described the findings as ‘incredibly concerning’, warning they could have ‘disastrous’ consequences for the NHS. Published in BMJ … Read more

NHS maternity wards in England forced to close 382 times last year

8th August 2017

Maternity wards in England were forced to close their doors 382 times in 2016, according to new figures that have … Read more

Grantham A&E unit’s night closure policy to remain

7th August 2017

A decision to close a hospital accident and emergency unit overnight has been backed by the government. United Lincolnshire Hospitals … Read more

NHS staff shortages to blame for big rise in cancelled operations on children and young people, Labour warns

17th July 2017

Operations on children and young people are being cancelled in huge numbers as NHS staff shortages bite, Labour reveals today. … Read more

Revealed: scale of hospital staff shortages in top Tory areas

7th June 2017

The maternity unit at the main hospital used by Theresa May’s local constituents is so severely understaffed that wards are … Read more